Clinical Divisions

The 12 divisions within the Department of Surgery cover the gamut of specialties in the field.

Basic and Translational Research

Our specialists are dedicated to advancing the uniquely vital components of the threefold academic mission of teaching, research, and service. Areas of expertise include laboratory administration, grant coordination, study design, scholarly manuscript editing, and more.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

We have a history of leading the way into new surgical techniques to repair the heart.

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Our faculty have expertise in all aspects of the care of patients with colorectal diseases and disorders.

Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery

Our clinical environment is integrated with an academic atmosphere that stimulates crucial research and professional development.

Gastrointestinal/Bariatric Surgery

We're an internationally recognized leader in the development of laparoscopic and open bariatric surgical procedures.

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

We're dedicated to building a world-class pediatric cardiovascular program, serving as a cornerstone of the Masonic Children’s Hospital.

Pediatric Surgery

Our team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, and other professionals who are especially attuned to the medical and emotional needs of young people.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

We offer excellent clinical care in all aspects of the specialty, and to use this clinical base to provide an excellent and well-balanced educational experience for trainees at all levels.

Surgical Oncology

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art care for cancer patients. Our surgeons evaluate and treat patients with a variety of benign and malignant diseases.

Thoracic and Foregut Surgery

The Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery specializes in comprehensive diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic training with pulmonary, tracheal, and esophageal disorders.

Transplantation

The Transplant Program at University of Minnesota Medical Center is one of the oldest and most successful transplant programs in the world.

Vascular Surgery

We specialize in minimally invasive endovascular surgery, as well as the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.